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of washington, d.c. the train was headed to florida when the engine's front wheels lost contact with the rails. investigators are checking whether the material below the tracks was too high. some passengers got bumps and bruises but luckily there were no serious injuries. >>> president obama has changed his mind, it looks like, about establishing a special fiscal commission. in a statement the president says he now supports establishing a bipartisan panel that could propose sweeping tax increases and spending cuts. the commission's goal would be to try and cut the soaring federal debt. in a statement yesterday the president said this. "the only way to solve our long-term fiscal challenges is to solve it together, democrats and republicans." >>> witnesses say they saw a ball of fire in the sky before a small plane crashed into a home in sugar grove, illinois. that's about 35 miles west of chicago. the two men on the plane were killed. other witnesses said it sounded like the plane was having engine problems yesterday before it went down. the ntsb said it was broken into several pieces. the men
in his arrest. >>> al qaeda threats close a u.s. embassy as washington battles to move extremism with talks and with force. >>> and it looks like new york's tavern on the green restaurant has gone out of business after all that time. a look at the party that ended it all and how people are remembering one of the city's most famous landmarks. >>> you are watching "hln news and views" on this first sunday of 2010. great to have you with us. i'm susan hendricks. we want to get you updated. authorities have arrested a florida man who allegedly gunned down four members of his family after thanksgiving dinner. u.s. marshals captured paul merhige at a hotel in the florida keys last night. there he is on surveillance camera. he was the focus of an intense manhunt after he allegedly shot and killed his twin sisters and a 79-year-old aunt. he also allegedly killed 6-year-old michaela sitton as she slept in her family's jupiter, florida, home. with his arrest, michaela's father says he will be able to sleep at night. >> it means i'll be able to sleep a little better tonight, and i won't be
for the day, washington 46. 41 in denver. 60 in l.a. 77 in tampa and miami. i'm reynolds look fwolf for hln. >>> we live our lives online, buying plane tickets, paying bills. why not fitness? we asked them to look at the coolest new online fitness tools. check outfitness orbit, real life fitness trainer online. >> i like the fact you can pick the activity level you're in. whether you have a desk job, a frequent traveler. >> reporter: your trainer can adjust your fitness goals on a daily basis. if nutrition is more your focus, check out an online meal plan you. >> the option of choosing from fast food, home cooked meals and each meal type opg, that's an emphasis on healthy choices. >> reporter: it comes complete with recipes, shopping list and cost per meal calculator. if all you feed is a little inspiration, a free healthy tips e-mail called healthy mondays may be your one-stop shop. >> i think healthy mondays is a great program used in conjunction with ornishtives. >> reporter: healthy monday is a free tool but the other two come with membership fees. >>> a woman who survived the devastati
, 2010, the first weekend of the new year. hope you're having a great one. >>> washington police are investigating an incident between two nba players who reportedly drew guns on one another in a locker room standoff. joe carter is here with this bizarre story. >> good morning, susan. >>> the new york post is reporting that two washington wizard players, gil ert arenas and javaris crittendon both drew guns on each other. according to the new york post, it was over a gambling dispute. they told cnn washington police are investigating. >> a lot of rumors going on. sorting rumors from fact is going to take some time. there is an investigation under way, and i can't xwhent on it. >> the wizards released a statement saying the team takes this very seriously. neither gilbert arenas or jar vars crittendon could be reached for comment. >>> the president says it appears the suspected bomber umar farouk abdulmutallab joined the group while in yemen and got training from al qaeda while there. the group gave abdulmutallab the explosives and his marching orders. in his weekly radio address, t
a church service in washington this morning, the president spoke about how faith keeps people going during these tough times. a top official leading the u.s. government's relief efforts in haiti says incidents of violence are hurting attempts to get aid to victims. the streets have been largely calm and violence is increasing, 1,000 u.s. troops in haiti and more than 3,000 others work from ships. 12,000 u.s. forces are expected to be in the region by tomorrow. >>> a u.n. worker has been rescued after spending a week trapped under a collapsed building. the man was rescued from the collapsed u.n. headquarters in haiti's capital. search and rescue crews have been working nonstop. first order of business after being free, making sure he was okay. >> does your neck hurt? >> no. >> have you having any difficulty breathing? >> no. >> do you have any pain in your back? >> only from -- >> only from being -- i'm bruised but nothing -- >> took us four hours to get to him. we got a visual on about three and had him out in four. >> that wasn't the only good news, search and rescue team from the new yor
for a lot of people from texas to washington. they're dealing with the aftermath of a powerful winter storm. >>> and organizers of tonight's grammy awards show say expect an extravagant tribute to michael jackson. but it's the role his kids will play that is causing a buzz. >>> you're watching "hln" on the last day of january 2010. as always, great to see you. i'm susan hendricks. our top story, haitian authorities are detaining ten americans they have charged with child trafficking. the five men and five women are from an idaho-based charity called new life children's refuge. now, the group says it thought the 33 children were orphans and it was going to house them in the dominican republic. one member claims dominican officials agreed to allow them in without the required paperwork. people in their hometown say they are on a god-given mission. >> i'm convinced that nothing will stand in the way of him accomplishing his purpose through this whole team. and i know that even as we speak and the ten people that are sitting in the haitian jail right now are convinced of the same. >> the haitia
, here is what we have. 62 in las vegas. 73 in phoenix, 52 back in seattle, 42 in washington, d.c., 60s and 70s in tampa and miami. finish up with boston and new york in the 30s and 40s of that's a quick look. i'm reynolds wolf for hln. enjoy your day. >>> indianapolis colts one game away from the super bowl thanks to one player to admitted he had a hard time concentrating on the game. he likes to run, likes to play. >> if i run too long, my chest starts to hurt. >> d.j. has asthma. he developed it as a baby. he said at first it was hard to figure out what was wrong with him. >> we thought he had a cold. >> reporter: mold and dust triggers the asthma. cold air can exacerbate the condition as can getting sick. >> there are a lot of children who have more problems in the fall and winter, probably due to the fact there are just more colds and more viral illnesses. >> these triggers can cause the airways and lungs to become swollen, sometimes making it hard to breathe. the key to d.j. and kids with asthma is using a prescription steroid inhaler. >> that breaks down the inflammation and keep
are participating in several events tonight and will attend a concert at washington's kennedy center. today marks the 25th federal observance of dr. king's birthday. a new cnn poll found that when asked if the u.s. has fulfilled dr. king's vision, the results were basically split down the middle. 51% saying yes, 47% saying no. the results are nearly the same when broken down by race. 55% of blacks say yes. the vision has been fulfilled. 50% of whites agree. but for blacks, that's down from last january when 69% believed dr. king's vision had been fulfilled. >>> so do you agree with the survey on dr. king's dream? has his dream been fulfilled? this is our "your views" question today. richelle is joining us. >> this is an emotional topic when we talk about race. we try to be as respectful as possible. but still show different views. we're going to start with a couple comments from my facebook page. we got this from tim. >> let's hop on the phones now. mark is joining us from south carolina. i understand you had a conversation with my producer. you expressed a view i haven't heard. you actually thin
in washington state. a federal appeals court ruled that restriction violates the federal voting rights act. prisoners claimed because minorities make up a large percentage of the prison population the ban on voting diluted their electoral clout so their conservative evergreen freedom foundation calls the court's rulings, quote, an embarrassment. the state attorney general could ask a larger group of judges to reconsider the ruling or take it straight to the supreme court. currently only maine and vermont allow those behind bars to cast ballots. >>> this is one of our your views topics today too. should prison inmates have the right to vote? give us your thoughts. call us at 1-877-tell-hln. e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. text us the word views plus your comments and standard text rates apply. we'll air some of your responses throughout the day. or head to our facebook pages, christi paul hln or richelle carey hln. >>> so if you have an older car you may have to start paying more attention at the gas pump. hln money expert clark howard tells you what changes are coming to the fuel industry. >> if
struck. the washington post says almost 1,000 children are in the process of being adopted by u.s. families. >> this photograph saul one mother has to hold onto as she waits for word out of haiti. she was in the process of adopting haitian twins before the earthquake last tuesday. the twins arrived, but she is worried if they got proper care. heart break is something she knows all too well. her husband was one of the 13 victims that died in the bridge collapse in minneapolis in 2007. >> i wasn't able to go down to the bridge and rescue my husband. now i'm not able to go to haiti and rescue my little kids. >> according to the state department web site, more than 3,000 families adopted from haiti last year. >> imagine if you had family living in haiti, you had no idea how they're doing after the earthquake or even if they're still alive. thousands of people going through that right now, and many have turned to ireport.com to post pictures of their loved ones that they're desperate to find any information they can on. so many people are using ireports that the site has devoted an e
, but because i want to send a message to washington that both parties aren't getting it right. we already put the other party out. now we have this party in and it's not getting better. if we keep doing what we're doing, we're going to keep getting what we're getting. massachusetts -- >> let me interrupt you. is martha coakley a good candidate or a bad campaigner? >> i think she's a weak candidate and i think they believe that because the demographic was for democrats in this state that she was just going to walk in. >> barbara is on in ohio. what do you think? >> barbara: i'm for martha coakley. i'm not really happy with the way the things have gone. i'm backing barack obama. the republicans have nothing to say. they him hau around about it. i'm sick of it. i want something for the people. i'm a senior. i got my drugs all -- i'm a diabetic. there is a lot of them i have to give up. >> you have a lot at stake in this, i understand. joshua gets the last word in san francisco. how you doing? >> caller: pretty good. i just think that -- i'm a democrat. i'm here, i'm a 30-year-old. i don't have h
. >> the washington wizards remove all images of one-time star gilbert arenas who is indefinitely suspended for storing gun ins the locker room. four of his teammates will cough up the cash. each of them were find by the nba in the pregame huddle. the guys surrounding him laughing, smiling, making life of the whole situation. now they'll pay the price. >>> so much for the phrase let there be light. this was the scene last night at the prudential center in new jersey as the lights went dim during the second period of the devils-lightning game. they feverishly tried to get the lights back on. no go. after two hours the game had to be suspended. as you can imagine, the fans not too ham pi. >>> meantime, fan ins boston showing up in record numbers at fenway park to watch college hockey with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees and a windchill of seven. over 38,000 on hand saw boston university's 3-2 win over boston college. talk about diehards. >>> time for the play of the game. that's jerry kelly, season opening spc championship in hawaii, look for this flopped shot in the green. that's a c
of interest in the case but has not been arrested. he moved to washington state several weeks ago to stay with family members there. >>> toyota's president is apologizing for the problems that caused millions of car recalls. he says he's extremely sorry the company made the customers uneasy. he also says toyota will figure the problem out. toyota recalled more than 2 million cars in the u.s. and stopped selling and making some of its top sellers. that is because the gas pedal in those cars can get stuck. toyota says it's already shipping new gas pedals to its dealers. >>> so you may be wondering what happens if the gas pedal gets stuck while you're driving. well, we have some tips on how to get home safely. >> reporter: it happens without warning. >> now i'm going to hit the brake while the throttle's forward. watch. >> reporter: the technical term is sudden unintended acceleration. but toyota's latest problem involves a new twist. the gas pedal gets stuck even after the driver lifts their foot. larry webster says toyota's decision to recall millions of vehicles and halt production is unp
's seat. what republican scott brown's election will be to the balance of power in washington. >>> plus the people in earthquake-ravaged port-au-prince get something they don't need. a powerful aftershock overnight in the haiti capital. >>> more than a week after the earthquake, a woman is pulled from the rubble of the catholic archbishop's home. how she says she survived. >>> plus -- >> have you seen the news lately about the underwear bomber. >> joe carter finds out people's views on the underwear bomber. hi, everybody. welcome on a wednesday. i'm chuck roberts. great to have you with us. >>> there are no reports from major damage from the latest and very strong aftershock that rattled haiti this morning. the 6.1 temblor is the strongest one since last week's earthquake which leveled much if not all of port-au-prince. we've only received a report of one injury. yesterday a mexican rescue team fu pulled a 70-year-old from the rubble of the home of the catholic archbishop. she said she prayed constantly while waiting to be rescued. she was taken to the "uss bataan." the archbishop's hom
explosives in washington, d.c., as the president there took the oath of office. the paper says u.s. intelligence agencies did not yet know the threat was a false alarm. but defense secretary robert gates was taken to a secret location just in case. >> one of the things that the new administration agreed is that robert gates would be kept away from the inauguration in a secure location, a secret location just in case the worst happened and everybody in the line of succession were to be killed in a catastrophic event he'd be able to take over the presidency. >> now the reported threat turned out to be a little more than a rumor. >>> the u.s. embassy in yemen has reopened now. it was closed for two days because of a possible al qaeda threat. u.s. officials say yemeni officials did checks yesterday. the u.s. embassy is urging americans and yemen to remain vigilant. >>> outrage in deer born, michigan, high school at students showed up wearing the sweatshirts with what appeared to be 9/11 logos. take a look. 15 arab-american students printed the shirts like this one. many teachers and
south as the carolinas. look at charlotte andrea leag ih in the 20s. particularly cold in washington, d.c. where the snow continues to fall. we're also looking at philadelphia right at 19. these numbers will drop even further tonight. notice the snow keeps on coming into philadelphia. cape may, new jersey out on the shore. once you head to the south it's an icy mix. so a wintry mix in the forecast for virginia beach. it's stopped snowing in piedmont, but plenty of snow on the ground there. temperatures cold enough for that to stay frozen overnight. unfortunately it's an icy situation aa cross the mid atlantic. certainly just south of the new york area which is also interesting to note. a lot of people are wondering why isn't the storm working up the coastline bringing more snow to new york city, boston, massachusetts. well, high pressure right here is blocking the storm. so it will push it away and out to sea. we have seen improving conditions. eventually the high in the center of the country will slide to the east and we'll see clearing develop. yesterday, heavy rainfall in louisiana.
. >>> scott brown is in washington getting a look at his new place of business. first up, a warm greeting from republican senator john mccain, one of brown's staunchest campaign supporters. the new senator is meeting with the minority leader and john kerry and paul kirk. brown will take over kirk's seat when his election is certified. he says it should happen next week. the state of massachusetts notified the senate brown is the unofficial winner of tuesday's special election. president obama's push to overhaul your health care could be in trouble. house sneaker nancy pelosi said she doesn't have the votes to pass the senate version of the bill. democrats are re-examining the reforms after losing the super majority. hln hit the streets to hear your views. >> reporter: i'm joe carter with views from the street. we've talking politics to sports to health care. do you have an opinion? do you have a strong opinion? we want to hear from you. >> health care. do you think it should be a public option? would you like more taxes out of your check to make sure everybody else is taken care of? do you thi
. >>> bank failures are common last year and still turning up in 2010. horizon bank of bellingham, washington, was the first bank to fail this year. all its deposits and assets will be taken over by washington savings and federal loan association in seattle. that means the fdic will have to cover more than $500 million in insurance costs. 140 banks failed last year, the highest number since 1992. the fdic chairwoman says the number could be even higher this year in 2010. >>> this weekend, las vegas is a high tech haven. firms are showing off their trendiest smart books, laptops and lots of other devices. hln's joe carter is there and takes a look at something that soon you may not be able to do without. >> reporter: we're in las vegas. it's not just gambling this week. it's all about the gadgets. the technological world has come here to unveil their hottest projects for 2010, the smartphones, the pcs. the gaming. let's go check it out. so what is this? >> it's a k-3 wind and solar charger. it charges any of your small electronic devices, cell phones, ipods. >> reporter: so i can plug my iphon
that are also on the roads and be safe. >> the storm also walloped the metro washington area. that city got more than 5 inches of snow as the storm swept through yesterday and overnight. >>> at least 60 people in pennsylvania were left in the cold when their apartment building burned down yesterday. fire gutted the 40-unit building. no one was hurt. the landlord is putting the folks who live there in local hotels. the red cross is paying for their food and clothing. >>> iowa state university police are asking for the public's help in the search for a graphic design student who vanished over a week ago. take a look at these pictures of jonathan lacina. they're from the university's website. police say the 21-year-old was last seen in ames around 9:30 p.m., friday, january 22nd. lacina's father called campus police yesterday to report him missing. several law enforcement agencies have joined the search. he's 5'11", 155 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes. he was last seen wearing a black coat and blue jeans. investigators are asking anyone with any kind of information to call campus police. >
new york post" reports two washington wizard players, gilbert arenas and ja varis crittenton drew guns on each other during an argument. according to the post, it began when arenas refused to pay a gambling debt to crittenton. it's not clear if any other wizard players saw the confrontation but "the post" says wizard officials didn't even notify the league about the incident until the paper made inquiries. d.c. police are now investigating. . >>> there's a lot of rumors going around. sorting rumors from fact will take some time. there is an investigation under way and i can't comment on it. >> the wizards released a statement saying the team takes this situation and the ongoing investigation very seriously. >>> iraq says it's filing a lawsuit against five u.s. security guards. on thursday, a federal judge threw out manslaughter charges against five employees of blackwater. they were accused of killing 17 iraqi citizens in 2007 in a massive shoot-out in baghdad. the judge said the government improperly compelled the guards to make statements about the incident, which violated their fift
for minneapolis. atlanta and tampa, 30s and 50s. 20s mostly for boston, new york, washington, d.c. 31. then as we zip toward the west. 72 in phoenix. 63 in san francisco. l.a. 74 and 51 in seattle. that is a wrap on your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for hln. >>> one of our ireporters had his camera rolling when a firecracker went off course with dramatic results. what happened to the crowd at this new year's eve celebration. >>> police in arizona say a teenage girl killed her 17-year-old brother when she accidentally ran over him with the car. authorities say the two were playing a dangerous game at a mall in mesa. the boy kept jumping in front of his sister's moving car and then she'd slam on the brakes. police say the last time he did it she couldn't stop in time and ran over him. he later died at a hospital. >>> friends and family of a missing utah woman are turning to social media networks in an attempt to find her. starting tomorrow, people looking for susan powell will begin a three-day blitz on twitter and youtube. organizers are asking facebook users to turn their profile pictures to a pur
" reports two washington wizard players, gilbert arena and javarris crittenton drew guns on one another during an argument last week. it began when arenas refused to pay a gambling debt to crittenton. it's not clear if any other players saw the alleged confrontation but the post says the officials didn't notify the police about the accident until they started investigating. >> there's a lot of rumors around that will take time. there's an investigate under way and i can't comment on it. >> the team says they take this incident and the on-going investigation very seriously. >>> iraq says it's filing a lawsuit against five u.s. security guards. thursday, a federal judge throu through out manslaughter charges against five employees of black water accused of killing citizens in 2007 in a shooting in baghdad. the government said they improp improper -- the judge said they improperly compelled the guards to make statements against their interest and the government calls it an act of murder and asking the u.s. justice department to appeal the dismissal. the u.s. commander in iraq that says ira
are still turning up in 2010. horizon bank in bellingham, washington, was the first bank to fail this year. all of its assets will be taken over by the washington federal loan association of seattle. that means the fdic will have to cover more than half a billion dollars in insurance costs. 140 banks failed last year. that's the highest number since 1992. the fdic chairwoman says the number could be even higher this year in 2010. >>> have you seen the national debt clock lately? here it is, a staggering 12-plus trillion dollars and it's climbing. a teenager in rhode island decided to do something about it. she got the idea as part of a high school class project. the assignment was, find a social issue and take some action. 16-year-old katherine young wanted to help pay down the national debt so she held a bake sale. >> at first i wasn't serious about it but then when i thought about it, i realized that it was -- it would be a powerful statement to make, just to the government, the nation, kids around the school, because the national debt is a serious problem and i don't think it's handled
. obama are attending the funeral service. they'll return to washington this afternoon. former president clinton is also in attendance and hillary clinton, as you know, is traveling. but, again, joe biden there as he says good-bye to his beloved mother. >>> a new jersey man was kidnapped and taken half way across the country and it may have been a big mistake. investigators say three men tasered ju eeded jeff muller an him and took off driving. they got to missouri when they started having car trouble. they stopped at a convenience store and that's when muller got free. >> i needed to wash my windshield. it was splattered with snow and salt and everything. it was just dirty. and i was washing it. this guy jumped out of the car and starts waving his arms screaming and hollering, help me. get me out of here. drive me out of here, quick. he jumps into the passenger seat. >> the three suspects are facing kidnapping charges. there are their pictures. it's not clear why they wanted to kidnap someone named jeff muller. prosecutors us is spkt they grabbed the wrong guy. >>> a dallas area school
. >>> these are members of the navy leaving bethesda naval center outside washington today. they're initially going to baltimore and then board the usns comfort. it is basically a floating hospital with hundreds of doctors, nurses and technicians. it has 12 operating rooms, space for 1,000 hospital beds. admiral mike mullen expects between 9:00 and 12,000 american troops in haiti off the coast at least by monday. >> we just found out about it. >> we've been searching for like -- >> hope gets boosted a little more with each person pulled from the destruction. rescuers pulled an 11-year-old girl out of the rubble from the earthquake yesterday after agonizing fear that they would have to cut off her leg to get her out. she had been crying in pain, pinned under heavy debris. men worked through the day by hand. finally somebody showed up with a generator and electric saw to cut the concrete. she's badly hurt, been sent to a hospital. >>> a man trapped in a school was pulled out after an excruciating rescue. his father, a brother and friend were cutting away the debris that trapped him using a welding to
add full ground stop, nothing coming in to reagan national airport just outside washington on the virginia side of the potomac. the power is out at the airport. an airport spokeswoman says it went out around 12:30 p.m. less than an hour ago saying that the problem is believed to be outside the airport proper. not been identified or isolated. the transportation security administration, though, halted screening at reagan national airport. >>> new information now from that shooting this morning at the federal courthouse in las vegas. in the heart of las vegas right on las vegas boulevard and bonneville. the security guard who was wounded according to the ap confirm ago source at the hospital, that security officer has died. a deputy federal marshall was also shot, we don't know his condition. the suspected shooter who apparently opened fire from across the street was also killed. sources say he was shooting into the lobby from the bushes as he was hiding. a witness told ktnv he heard up to 40 shots. senators harry reid and john enson both have offices in the building where the
of detainees at the u.s. military prison in cuba. according to the associated press and "washington post," a presidential task force recommended 35 terror suspects be brought to the u.s. to be tried in civilian courts or maybe military commissions. we know five of them will be tried in a new york federal court for their alleged roles in the september 11th attacks. the task force reportedly wants another 47 detainees to be held indefinitely without charges. human rights groups argued the detention of suspects is unconstitutional. president obama promised to close down the facility when he first took office. >>> we're hearing casey anthony's check fraud trial may not begin monday. authorities say it's because she's going to change they are plea. that's what they told central florida. she said she did not cash checks from a friend, used them at a local target. there's no word on whether some sort of deal has been struck between the lawyers and the prosecutors. legal experts say a felony conviction of check fraud charges wouldn't come up in her murder case unless she actually ends up taking
moved from utah to washington state. his attorney denies police allegations that he's not fully answered their questions. >>> toyota has expanded its recall to include another 1.1 million vehicles. that brings the total of recalled vehicles since november to more than seven million. the latest recall adds to the four million cars toyota recalled last fall to fix a problem in which the gas pedal gets caught in the floor mat. that's separate from last week's recall of 2.3 million vehicles. the one that involves gas pedals that get stuck, sometimes causing the car to accelerate even after you take your foot off the pedal. >>> a father is accused of getting high with his teenage son, but wait until you hear what led police to the house where they say they found all those pipes and bongs. >>> the man accused of killing a kansas doctor who performed late-term abortions is testifying in his own trial. scott roeder argues he had to kill dr. george tiller to save the lives of the unborn. vinnie politan joins us from "in session" with his legal expertise. how's he doing? was he effective? >> well,
in washington, d.c., 34 in boston, 41 in chicago. back to denver and up to billings. 20s, 30s, and 40s, 50 degrees in vegas, 54 in seattle, and miami and tampa with highs into the 70s. that is a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for hln. >>> 11 days after an earthquake devastated haiti, we're finally getting an estimate of the number of people who died in the disaster. the toll is staggering and it's still going up. >>> some big-name stars turned out to support the victims of the quake. and even though the hope for haiti telethon is over, you can still help. >>> plus this amazing rescue you saw it live right here on hln. we'll hear from the firefighter who saved a dog stranded in a flood-swollen channel in los angeles. >>> and a 17-year-old high school student was expelled last year for having two shotguns in his truck. now that expulsion has been reversed. what the nra had to do with the decision. >>> i'm jennifer westhoven, welcome to hln news and views this saturday. we're now getting a picture of how many people died in the massive earthquake that struck haiti 11 days ago. right
that washington democrats will pull out all the stops to try to shove this government takeover of health care with its medicare cuts and tax hikes. and if there's a sweetheart deal that needs to be cut, democrats will cut it. and if there's a vote that needs to be bought, they'll buy it. haven't we had enough of government propped up on payoffs and pork barrel spending? haven't we had enough of the same old us versus them politics that uses yesterday's battles to distract us from today's problems? we're all in this together and need positive forward-looking solutions to bring us together. >> boehner also says the democratic health plan is something families just can't afford and want nothing to do with. >>> haitians are saying their good-byes to the catholic bishop at port-au-prince. he died last week in the earthquake. archbishop timothy dolan and vatican's ambassador to haiti joined about 1,000 mourners in a park across the street from the ruins of the city's cathedral. the ceremony also doubled as a funeral for vicar charles benoit who died in the disaster. >>> if you give money to help th
. >> reporter: good morning. gilbert arenas, the washington wizards star who's known as a jokester, a prankster, was straight faced and subdued walking into a d.c. courtroom friday. once inside arenas pleaded guilty to a single count of gun possession without a license. he won't know if he's going to prison until he's sentenced in late march. arenas could face anywhere from probation to five years in jail. now he is currently suspended indefinitely from the nba without pay, and his $111 million contract with the wizards could also be in jeopardy. >>> haiti native and philadelphia 76 'er samuel dalenbere pledged $100,000 of his own money to relief efforts in haiti. he promised to match donations by any 76ers fan. the basketball star plans to charter a plane to his home country as soon as he can get border clearance. the nba also stepped up with a $1 million donation. >>> hendryk motorsports is loaning an airplane and two flight crews to help in haiti. they will send support teams in and out of port-au-prince. the first flight is scheduled to leave this morning. at least one roundtrip flight is p
are the things that make people happy at work? well, a reporter at the washington post went out searching for the answer. these are the things that make people the happiest. people who are in helping professions or are doing creative work. some examples they gave, firefighters, clergy, physical therapists are the most likely to describe themselves as happy. how about you? i'm clark howard. for more info on this story, check out my website cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> you can get great consumer advice from clark howard saturday and sundays at noon and 4:00 p.m. on news & views. he'll help you spend less, save more and avoid getting ripped off. pat robert son says haiti's earthquake is the result of a deal with the devil. here's his reasoning for it.  >>> so good to see you. you know, there are a few signs of life in the rubble of port-au-prince, haiti. rescuers are reaching survivors. look at this guy. he was trapped under two to three stories of debris at the united nations headquarters. he's free and seems okay. an urban search and rescue team from virginia helped him dig his way out. >>
, possibly up to a foot of snow in parts of virginia. just south of washington, d.c. there was a time we were thinking the storm would hit d.c. harder. we'll see a couple of inches but nowhere near as much as you'll see to the south. ice for areas into tennessee, northern mississippi, it's going to be treacherous out there. right now the threat for new orleans is heavy rain. that's i-10 you're looking at right in the center of louisiana. in lafayette, baton rouge, hammered with powerful thunderstorms, gusty winds and even deadly lightning strikes. very serious situation there. now, not really related to the storm but also very newsworthy, the temperatures in the northeast have plummeted. it was in the 50s this week in new york city. well, right now it's 21 in manhattan. it is 19 degrees in boston. portland at 20. oh, well that's just the actual temperature. the windchill factor takes it down to 3 in portland, 2 in boston and 10 in new york. and look up towards montreal. if you're in canada right now, negative 26 is what it feels like there. the wind is affecting travel. we have lighter delays
of interest in this case but he's not been arrested. he moved to washington state several weeks to go stay with family members. >>> how would you like this deal? take as much time off as you want and get paid for it? that's what the boss of one company in seattle told her employees this week. the ceo of social strata, rosemary o'neil, says when she made the announcement she was sure that her employees would think that they were being punked but this is no job. folks there get unlimited paid leave. that's right. unlimited time off into whatever they want. what's the catch? well, there isn't one. o'neil says her employees are grown-ups and that those who abuse the policy will weed themselves out. by the way, they're not hiring right now. >>> now, your views on this story are really mixed. the more cynical among you, shall we say, are sure the policy will be abused. others are more optimistic. brenda for example posted there on facebook. "i bet their productivity is off of the charts," she says. "you would not want to be fired from a job like that." jean-paul, very passionately disagrees, tho
-term president. and i believe that. there's a tendency in washington to think that our job description of elected officials is to get reelected. that's not our job description. >> reporter: tomorrow night, of course, the president goes primetime delivering the state of the union address, his first in front of congress and the nation, chuck. >> thank you, paul. good to see you. appreciate it. >>> we have this story to tell you about. authorities are now searching a home or near a home in plant city, florida, in connection with a case of a missing lottery winner. abraham shakespeare. officers with metal detectors and shovels are digging up the ground. shakespeare had been missing since april, 2008. earlier the sheriff says he believed shakespeare was killed. he took a lump sum payout after winning the florida lottery in 2007 sglchblgt the u.s. government implemented a number of security measures after the september 11th attacks but now a new report gives the government a failing grade in some key areas. we'll hash out the report and your views next. >>> u.s. government is getting a failing grade fo
and the positions you took when you were campaigning. especially in the national government. they get to washington and that bubble they live in surrounded by lobbyists, surrounded by the powerful people who have been there forever, like pelosi, harry reid, the list goes on and on and on. >> there are republicans that have been there a long time too. >> caller: yes, yes. so much right now you hear about the democrats, wee not hearing about the republicans, but all these people have been in power and have true power and they go in and say, okay, this is what you're going to do because if you don't, we are going to cut you off at the knees. >> i hear you, kristin. i want to move on because we're out of time but i get your drift. i think you say that they think they have an agenda and think they're going to be different. once they get there and are surrounded by the power, they find out it's a totally different game. thank you, kristin. chuck, what's on your page. >> got one from diane who says if it was televised not only could we see the obstructionists fighting it but also the sheeplings only going
washington state. you have an immigrant. you probably have an interesting perspective. >> caller: i am not an immigrant but the daughter of an immigrant. i have no problem helping people out, letting people have benefits such as in-state tuition, but i think as other people have pointed out the most important word is they are illegally here in the united states. as soon as you start giving benefits to illegal situations you set yourself up to a slippery slope where you cannot hold other people accountable for other illegal actions. it has nothing to do with race. it has nothing to do with anything like that. it has to do with the fact be legal first and get the legal benefits. >> i respect what you are saying. it is about the rule of law. i get that. let me ask you this, if these are people clearly trying to better themselves and have been here for years and clearly not going anywhere, is there something to be said looking at it as an investment in them and if they get a degree they may have something to offer society if you educate them? >> caller: i respect that. yes. i think everybo
's action. hey, steph. >> hey. thanks for the vote of confidence. wall street's eyes were all on washington today. and stocks were in the red for much of the session as two of the nation's top money men were on capitol hill. but the federal reserve released a slightly more upbeat view on the economy. now, as expected, fed chief ben bernanke and company held interest rates study at a range near zero, citing inflation as a minimal risk. the fed says economy continues to strengthen and job losses are slowing, but that back lenk len is still contracting. and tim geithner answered questions about the bailout of aig. he said he had no involvement in an attempt by federal regulators to withhold crucial information from the public. he says he removed himself from day to day operations because of his nomination to be treasury secretary. that's the latest from here, richelle. back to you. >> it's been a tough year for mr. geithner. >> probably the toughest of his life, at least professionally. >> thank you so much. police in virginia are looking far killer after identifying the remains of virginia te
in washington. the ceos testified on capitol hill today as part of a two-day hear into why the financial crisis happened and what steps can be taken to prevent a reoccurrence. the white house is expected to announce on thursday a tax on companies that took bailout funds. the nasdaq added more than 1% and s&p 500 tacked on nine points. gold sha google shares ended up a bit lower after threatening to pull out of china after hacking attempts into human rights advocates. china is considered to be one of the fastest growing and lucrative markets in the world. so we'll have to wait and see if google really does walk away. >> we'll see if they really mean it. >> police in south florida are hunting whomever is responsible for taking the life of paula sladewsky. >>> haiti is in the middle of a humanitarian disaster. joining me is a disaster specialist with the american red cross. tell us what it is you're waiting on? on supplies? for it to be safe to travel? what are you waiting on? >> well, given the issue of access to port-au-prince and the airport being closed, we're actually staged in the dominican
in washington gets it at all. we have a call from minnesota. you're from the camp that the economy and fixing health care are tied together. >> yes, they are. >> explain that. >> i believe president obama should continue with the health care agenda because the cost of insuring an employee is too costly. work and insurance goes hand in hand. baby boomers are coming up to retirement age and we become a great strain on the government through medicare and medicaid. if the system is not fixed now, we, the people, will not be able to maintain or sustain that great number of people. i am tired of people talking about the government as if it's an alien body. we, the people, of the united states of america in order to form a more perfect union do hereby decree. remember that? but the republican party when they are not running the country into the ground seems to have successfully changed the minds of citizens to believe that we, the people, are not the government. >> okay. you're clearly very passionate. we always invite passionate calls. let me ask you this though. i hear what you're saying -- actual
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